Unfortunately, Sony doesn’t have a most played PlayStation games list like Xbox and Steam, which means we’re often left in the dark over what people are actually playing on PS5 and PS4. Still, it doesn’t take a genius to guess the contents of the top ten, and this Circana chart at least gives us a glimpse into the most played games in the United States in September 2023.
Analyst Mat Piscatella says the chart is ranked using Circana’s Player Engagement Tracker based on monthly active users, but we can’t find any further information on how the data is actually accumulated. We’re presuming this is based on logins rather than actual playtime, although that’s an assumption on our part.
Nevertheless, Fortnite is unsurprisingly in first place, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Grand Theft Auto 5 right behind. Saints Row climbed all the way up from 93rd position into fourth on the back of its PS Plus release, which demonstrates the kind of impact subscription services can have. Outside that, two NBA 2K titles charted a little further down the list.
We’re surprised to see Genshin Impact absent, although we imagine it’s hovering just outside the top ten. We have to imagine, if we ever get October data, Roblox will break the top ten. It’s an interesting chart overall, though, and we’d like to hope Sony will be a little more forthcoming about PSN’s most played games moving forwards – it’d certainly help influence our content coverage here at Push Square.